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California Vegetables
California Vegetables
Annual and perennial plants grown as vegetables, for California gardens.
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California Flowering Perennials
California Flowering Perennials
Flowering plants that live for two or more years and are grown primarily for blooms and beauty, for California gardens.
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California Fruit Trees, Citrus
California Fruit Trees, Citrus
Trees and shrubs in the genus Citrus and closely related genera that produce edible fruit, for California gardens.
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California Herbs and Spices
California Herbs and Spices
Edible or useful annual and perennial plants, for California gardens. Plants are generally considered "herbs" when the leaves or green parts are used for flavoring or other purposes. "Spices" are derived from other parts of plants, such as seeds, fruits, roots, and bark.
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Growing Garlic in the California Home Garden
Growing Garlic in the California Home Garden

GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Garlic may be grown less-often than many other vegetables in the California home garden because of its long growing season of about 5 to 8 months and its sensitivity to soil and environmental conditions, especially to overwatering and wet soils, which can result in […]

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Late Season Tips for Growing and Harvesting Sunflower Seeds
Late Season Tips for Growing and Harvesting Sunflower Seeds

GardenZeus earns commissions on sales made through links in this article. There is no additional cost to you. Sunflower garden plants are often relatively carefree until seeds begin to develop. As their large flowers turn into heavy seed heads, many sunflower varieties, especially mammoth varieties, may benefit from extra support. Heavy seed heads may break […]

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Whiteflies in the California Home Garden, Part 1 of 3: Introduction
Whiteflies in the California Home Garden, Part 1 of 3: Introduction

This is the first in a series of three articles discussing whiteflies in the California home garden. Whiteflies are a contender for most-pervasive, most-persistent insect pest in gardens throughout California. The worst infestations usually occur in disturbed landscapes that lack predatory insects, and on stressed or over-fertilized plants and trees, during warm-to-hot weather. At least […]

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5 Tips for Growing Basil in Containers
5 Tips for Growing Basil in Containers

Basil is an ideal plant for container gardening, whether on the patio or the kitchen windowsill. Growing basil in containers allows you to move basil to follow seasonal changes in sun, to shaded areas during hot summers, warmer areas during spring, and to protected areas when necessary in response to winds or other environmental factors. […]

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3 Tips for Growing Basil in the Summer Home Garden
3 Tips for Growing Basil in the Summer Home Garden

Basil is one of the most popular and rewarding herbs for the home gardener. Fresh basil is an essential ingredient in many recipes, from Caprese salad to pesto.  Two to three plants can usually provide enough for one household. Pesto lovers may want four or five. Gardeners with long warm growing seasons should consider planting […]

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